Thousands may be dead after massive earthquakes struck Haiti yesterday, and even more injured. The country is devastated. There are several organizations that are geared up to help. A few options:
-You can text ‘HAITI’ to ‘90999’ and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill (through the U.S. State Department).
-Give directly to the State Department.
-Donate at Wyclef Jean’s Yele, or text ‘YELE’ to ‘501501’ and a donation will be made and charged to your cell phone bill.
-Donate to any of the following organizations that have Haiti-specific pages on their websites:
UNICEFUSA.ORG or call 800-4UNICEF
I do not have first-hand experience with most of the charities listed above, so I can’t vouch for all them. MSNBC lists even more.
If you have family members in Haiti and are trying to see if they are ok, call 1-888-407-4747.
If you can’t give money, do something else — spread the word, ask others to donate, keep Haiti on the tip of everyone’s tongues. Write. Talk. Pray if it’s your thing, or send good wishes. Any other suggestions or ideas?